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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Fecha:domingo 16 mayo 1982
Hora:10:15 ADT
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operado por:Wien Air Alaska
Alquilado a :Kodiak Aviation
Registración: N103AQ
Numéro de série: 183
Año de Construcción: 1968
Horas Totales de la Célula:15267
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hooper Bay, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Scammon Bay SPB, AK (SCM/PACM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hooper Bay Airport, AK (HPB/PAHP), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 517
The Twin Otter crashed 1320 feet short of runway 13 onto hard-packed snow and ice.
The airplane was owned by Kodiak Aviation and leased to, and operated by, Gifford Aviation. Gifford Aviation, Inc., was operating the flight under contract to Wien Air Alaska.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's failure to compute and properly interpret the aircraft's weight and balance and their operation of the aircraft with the centre of gravity substantially aft of its authorized limit which resulted in loss of control of the aircraft during a landing attempt."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 186 days (6 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-82-16
Download report: Final report

» NTSB-AAR-82-16


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Distance from Scammon Bay SPB, AK to Hooper Bay Airport, AK as the crow flies is 47 km (29 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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